Saturday, November 16, 2013

Why You Should Let Someone Else Do the Fishing

white flowers and green leaves

It's not much fun posting flowers of Okinawa, unless a good story goes along with them.


Today, I found out the goodies on these red-eyed devils. 

The trees grow in coastal areas, often around mangrove forests.

Too bad, there were no fruits, hanging on this one.

Maybe, I'll shoot some when they're in season.

You should know what they look like.

They call this plant "Suicide Apple" in Hawaii.


Dangerous and Poisonous 

 

The leaves, fruits and sap from the tree are deadly.

Folks in Madagascar had some rituals where they poisoned kings and queens with the stuff !

Over in Singapore, they say the trees are rare.

 
Wild Singapore, claims they are "Critically Endangered" plants.

The Wiki folks tell me, people ate the stuff to commit suicide in the Marquesas Islands.

Other Than Ornaments What Are These Good For ?

 

Well, I suppose a talking doctor could help someone with them.

If he had a patient who had constant problems with (ahem-ahum) imaginary friends.

Just take these leaves and make some tea.

After your little party, they'll never come back again !







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